My laptop got YoutubeAdBlocker virus which I believe came from an app called "PhoneRescue"
I have already tried removing both YoutubeAdBlocker and PhoneRescue (used Revo Uninstaller)
I have removed the YoutubeAdBlocker extensions from chrome, and from Internet Explorer
Removed the virus add-on from Internet Explorer using Registry Edit
(I've followed these steps I found on this website.. https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/ie/en-US/2531c056-b25e-4ac3-ab19-2bfa74b54190/how-do-i-remove-internet-explorer-add-ons?forum=ieitpropriorver)
though that didn't quite help since attempting to open a download page to an antivirus (adwcleaner) will close the browser,
attempting to reset Internet Explorer automatically clicks on Cancel and closes the browser
googling "adwcleaner" closes the browser
googling "youtubeadblocker virus" and clicking on a link also closes the browser"
I tried downloading adwcleaner on a different laptop and putting it on a USB and then connecting it to my laptop and dragging it from there to my desktop, but launching adwcleaner still makes the virus close it
(also how do I make sure my USB isn't infected? I don't want to risk infecting other laptops..)
help would be really appreciated
Edited by hamluis, 26 March 2018 - 02:04 PM.
Moved from MRL to Am I Infected - Hamluis.